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OYO, Ola Money tie-up to enable seamless payment and mobility options

OYO, Ola Money tie-up to enable seamless payment and mobility options

New Delhi [India], Apr 5 : Largest hotel network OYO on Wednesday announced its partnership with Ola Money, the digital payment solution from Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation.

Under the partnership, OYO customers will be enabled to make one-touch payments for their hotel rooms through Ola Money wallet for both web and app bookings.

GST bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

GST bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

New Delhi [India], Apr. 5 : The much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be presented for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The Lok Sabha earlier on March 29 passed four key GST Bills, rejecting amendments moved by the opposition. The Bills are related to Central GST, Integrated GST, UT GST and GST Compensation.

The Central GST deals with taxation related to Centre, integrated GST deals in taxation of inter-state movement of goods and services while the Union Territory GST Bill covers taxation in Union Territories.

The compensation law has been prepared to give a legislative backing to the Centre's promise to compensate the states for five years for any revenue loss arising out of GST implementation.

Whirlpool introduces all-new '3D Cool Inverter ACs'

Whirlpool introduces all-new '3D Cool Inverter ACs'

New Delhi [India], Apr 4 : Whirlpool has announced the launch of its most innovative range of Air Conditioners in the Indian market with a lineup of ACs includes Whirlpool 3D cool Inverter range and Fantasia Inverter, which are at par with the 2018 Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) norms.

The leading home appliance company, Whirlpool has also launched its new Magicool AC 5 star range to make energy efficient products available to consumer at entry price points. Whirlpool's 3D Cool range has been designed keeping in mind the extreme humid conditions in India and the capability to perform during temperature of 52-55 degrees C.

JobsForHer launches Returnee Drive programs, extends support to women restarters

JobsForHer launches Returnee Drive programs, extends support to women restarters

New Delhi [India], Apr. 4 : JobsForHer (JFH), a connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their careers, announced its Returnee Drive with some large women-friendly organisations.

These organisations, namely Sapient, Intuit and PayPal, extended support to help progress the gender agenda by making a strong commitment to increasing female participation in the workforce.

As business leaders, they recognise the industry's need to have a balanced workforce and enable career advancement for women. They know that gender-balanced companies with more engaged workforces achieve greater economic results.

RaysExperts commissions 5.5 MW Solar project for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

RaysExperts commissions 5.5 MW Solar project for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

New Delhi [India], Apr 4 : India's leading innovative solar solutions provider and one of the largest solar power EPC and Development companies RaysExperts on Tuesday announced that it has commissioned a 5.5 MV solar project for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

This will be one of the largest distributed rooftop solar plants setup across India.

RaysExperts' solar installation will supply power to multiple metro stations, cleaning bays, parking yards and other metro rail supporting facilities. The project has the capacity to produce 87 million units of power every year.

Increase in IPP cap on production beyond reassessed capacity is a credit positive for urea manufacturers, says ICRA

Increase in IPP cap on production beyond reassessed capacity is a credit positiv

New Delhi [India], Apr 4 : Credit rating agency ICRA on Tuesday said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved certain amendments related to increasing the IPP-linked cap on urea production beyond re-assessed capacity (RAC) in the New Urea Policy-2015 (NUP-2015) in a meeting held on March 31, 2017.

Further, to address any future fluctuations in the import parity price (IPP) that would have an adverse impact on the production beyond the RAC by urea units, the Department of Fertilizers (DoF) has been authorised to take an appropriate decision in consultation with Department of Expenditure.

Now get your favorite apps on Google Play with MobiKwik

Now get your favorite apps on Google Play with MobiKwik

New Delhi [India], Apr 3 : Indian mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Monday announced its association with Google Play for the customers to easily pay for their favorite apps and games in just one click.

The association will give access to a wide range of games, movies, fun and other entertainment apps and purchase them anytime without going to various authorized retailers.

"By associating with Google Play we want our customers to enjoy their cherished movies, read books, enjoy games and more without any problem. The users don't have to compromise with their wishes of purchasing any app on Google Play due to shortage of funds. MobiKwik takes every initiative to make our customers content and happy with our services," said Chief Business Officer at MobiKwik, Vineet K. Singh.

Ola integrates UPI, simplifies digital payment options for customers

Ola integrates UPI, simplifies digital payment options for customers

New Delhi [India], Apr 3 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced its effort to promote digital economy across the country as it integrated with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to further simplify digital payment options for millions of customers.

The integration will allow Ola customers to use their unique UPI IDs to pay for all their rides on the Ola platform. UPI integration will lead to one of the fastest mode of payment for millions of Ola users.

As the country has made significant stride towards cashless economy, UPI itself has seen great acceptance, with the value of transaction through the interface reaching to more than 1300 crore, according to recent RBI report.

For a nation that is looking to migrate completely onto a digital medium,

ixigo enters USD 20 billion smart wearables market with ixigo glass

ixigo enters USD 20 billion smart wearables market with ixigo glass

New Delhi [India], Apr 3 : India's leading travel search engine ixigo has announced the launch of a wearable product that will change the way one perceives the world around them.

ixigo glass is a first-of-its-kind smart wearable that helps users see real-time comparisons for whatever they lay their eyes on. For instance, if a user is looking through the glasses and sees a bunch of cabs on the road, the glasses will project the various price offerings, telling them which one they can book at the lowest fare.

L & T Technology Services conferred with prestigious Golden Peacock National Quality Award

L & T Technology Services conferred with prestigious Golden Peacock National

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], Apr.3 : L & T Technology Services Limited, a leading global pure play engineering services company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Golden Peacock National Quality Award, 2017, as a recognition of the company's consistent focus in enabling cutting edge technologies for global businesses.

The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat conducted an exhaustive review of applicants' Quality Management Systems across various criteria such as best practices implemented, product and services development process, customer satisfaction scores, audit mechanisms and corporate governance structure among others.

Solar capacity addition estimated at 7~7.5 GW in FY2018, says ICRA

Solar capacity addition estimated at 7~7.5 GW in FY2018, says ICRA

New Delhi [India], Apr 1 : Credit rating agency ICRA estimates the solar capacity addition to increase from 3.5-4 GW in FY2017 to at least 7-7.5 GW (in grid connected utility segment) in FY2018.

The magnitude of solar project awards, both under the National Solar Mission ( NSM) and the state policy route in the past 12-18 months has been quite significant, though currently there is a temporary lull in the announcement of fresh bids. The backlog against these awards itself would support the estimated solar capacity addition as per ICRA study.

SBI begins operations as merged entity from April 1

SBI begins operations as merged entity from April 1

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 1 : The State Bank of India has merged its five Associate Banks - State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore besides Bharatiya Mahila Bank - with itself with effect from April 1.

With this six-way mega merger, the SBI has joined the league of top 50 banks globally in terms of assets.

The total customer base of the bank is now expected to reach 37 crore with a branch network of around 24,000 and nearly 59,000 ATMs across the country.

The merged entity will have a deposit base of more than Rs. 26 lakh crore and advances level of 18.50 lakh crore.

PVR Cinemas launches first four-screen multiplex in Ranchi

PVR Cinemas launches first four-screen multiplex in Ranchi

New Delhi [India], Apr. 1 : Multiplex chain PVR Cinemas launched its first multiplex in the capital city of Jharkhand- Ranchi. With this, PVR Cinemas has successfully established its presence in 50 cities across India.

The newly launched four-screen property is the largest and the most premium multiplex of the city, situated in the heart of Ranchi. Being elected to be developed as a smart city under the Government of India's ' Smart City Project'; Ranchi has witnessed tremendous development in the recent times. This surge of expansion has also opened opportunities resulting in a diverse population with evolved entertainment consumption patterns.

CBDT's APA Program crosses the 150 mark

CBDT's APA Program crosses the 150 mark

New Delhi [India], Apr. 1 : The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into nine new Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the last two days of the current financial year, thus crossing the 150 mark.

Tata Motors, Jayem Automotives announces joint venture for performance enhancement

Tata Motors, Jayem Automotives announces joint venture for performance enhanceme

New Delhi [India], Mar 31 : Tata Motors on Friday announced the launch of JT Special Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture with Jayem Automotives Pvt. Ltd., for the development of special performance vehicles based on the latest series products.

As part of the agreement, both Tata Motors and Jayem Automotives will work towards performance enhancement and appearance of series vehicles to offer an exciting and innovative range of niche aspirational products for the passenger car customers.

Ericsson collaborates with IIT Delhi to launch '5G for India' program

Ericsson collaborates with IIT Delhi to launch '5G for India' program

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly roll out a '5G for India' program.

To this regard, Ericsson will set up a Center of Excellence with a 5G test bed and incubation center at IIT Delhi and use this facility to drive the development of the country's 5G ecosystem.

This program has been conceptualised to fast-track realisation of Digital India initiatives and aid application development for Indian start-ups and industries.

In addition to hosting the Center of Excellence, IIT Delhi will conduct research and development to explore how some of the country's challenges can be addressed with mobile technologies.

Vikram Solar, Water-Gen collaborate to provide clean drinking water in India

Vikram Solar, Water-Gen collaborate to provide clean drinking water in India

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : Leading Solar EPC player Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel's Water-Gen, a pioneer in air-to-water technology, to develop and introduce their path-breaking clean, hygienic drinking water solutions in the country.

The technology, developed by Water-Gen to create and store drinking water by harvesting condensation from the air, provides a potential solution to the clean and safe drinkable water crisis faced by India.

The larger objective of this collaboration is to make available drinking water to the remote locations of the country using its rich natural resources - air and humidity. The cost-effectiveness of the technology is an added bonus that will help make the solution available to the masses.

Jabong announces addition of Aeropostale to its portfolio

Jabong announces addition of Aeropostale to its portfolio

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : Continuing with the new label launch spree in the month of March, India's leading fashion e-tailer, Jabong has announced the addition of yet another leading American high-street fashion wear brand, Aeropostale, to its product portfolio.

The New York based iconic specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for teen will be available on Jabong for women and men in more than 600 variants across categories such as capris, dresses, jeans, joggers, jumpsuits, leggings, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tops, jeggings, innerwear, casual shirts, polos and chinos with prices ranging from Rs.599 to Rs.2999. Jabong is also offering an inaugural discount of Rs.500 on purchases for Rs.2999 and above for all Aeropostale products.

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : London Stock Exchange today welcomes the world's largest corporate Masala bond. The landmark bond issuance from Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), one of India's leading banking and financial services companies comes less than 12 months after HDFC's INR 30 billion (USD 450 million) debt issuance in London, the first ever Indian corporate to list a Masala bond.

Grameen Koota raises Rs.250 crore from CreditAccess Asia

Grameen Koota raises Rs.250 crore from CreditAccess Asia

New Delhi [India], Mar 30 : Grameen Koota Financial Services Private Limited (Grameen Koota) has raised Rs. 250 crore from its holding company, CreditAccess Asia (CAA), headquartered in Amsterdam, which is the leading multi-country Microfinance operator in India and South-East Asia. Part of the infusion, Rs.50 crore, will be provided in the form of equity and the remainder, Rs.200 crore will be provided in the form of Compulsory Convertible Debentures (CCDs).




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